Sci-Fi Movies: 51 Favorite Sci-Fi Movies from Past to Present

Ezgi Diliçıkık

Ezgi Diliçıkık

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21 September 2021

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science fiction movies are movies that mostly focus on the future, space vehicles, artificial intelligence, robots, extraterrestrial life forms, different planets and time travel. Science fiction films, which generally affect the audience by trying to put different phenomena on the basis of science as much as possible, talk about how people understand and make sense of the universe, themselves and other living things.

Science fiction films, which entered a turning point in 1968 with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey, are currently among the films with the highest box office. In this content, the great success science fiction movies we have listed for you.


51) Under the Skin (2013) | IMDb: 6.3

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The story begins when an alien named Isserley descends to Earth in the form of a beautiful woman and hunts down people hitchhiking in Scotland. The effects used for the scenes where the alien devours its victims are really impressive. It is also a production in which Isserley interacts with the Scottish natives, making us question the nature of sex, desire and love again, and challenging us during this questioning.


50) Transcendence – Evolution (2014) | IMDb: 6.3

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Dr. Will Caster is a scientist who has made great discoveries and works on artificial intelligence. Caster, who is the target of some radical groups due to his work on artificial intelligence, dies as a result of the attack. Caster’s wife, Evelyn, is also a scientist, and Evelyn integrates Will’s mind into an advanced artificial intelligence, bringing him back to life in a way.

Though not physically, Will now, thanks to his artificial intelligence, warns the world of the approaching terrorism via the internet. After the terrorist groups learn that Will is still alive, they try to destroy the artificial intelligence into which Will’s consciousness is integrated.


49) Lucy (2014) | IMDb: 6.4

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Quite simply, Lucy, who must deliver a briefcase to Mr. Jang, ends up traveling with drugs placed in her stomach, falling into the hands of drug traffickers. However, this drug with a new formula implanted in Lucy’s stomach explodes and both Lucy’s body and mind begin to work at their full potential.

Lucy must contact Professor Norman to understand her new powers. As Lucy removes the limits of her brain, she will turn to different purposes other than to take revenge on those who made her this way. Although Lucy is criticized for its technical aspects among science fiction movies, it is a very enjoyable production to watch.


48) The Endless (2017) | IMDb: 6.5

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The film centers around two brothers who revisit the UFO cult they escaped years ago after receiving a coded message. The brothers, who experience unexplained events around the camp where the sect settled, begin to doubt their beliefs. These two brothers are about to discover a near impossible truth while the members of the sect are in an unusual preparation. If they fail, they have to devote the rest of their lives to the cult.


47) Annihilation – Annihilation (2018) | IMDb: 6.8

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Annihilation is based on Jeff VanderMeer’s Nebula award-winning novel of the same name. The film centers around Lena, a cellular biologist, who, with a team of researchers, enters a suddenly expanding region on Earth called Shimmer, where radio signals cannot see beyond.

Lena discovers the chilling truth about what happened to her amnesiac wife, Kane, who, like herself, entered Shimmer for research purposes. Annihilation, a science fiction-horror movie, deals with big concepts such as self-destruction and rebirth. It’s an ideal movie to experience confusion and deep thought.


46) Independence Day – Independence Day (1996) | IMDb: 7.0

Independence Day

On July 2, just two days before the Liberation Day of the United States of America, July 4, communications systems around the world are suddenly disrupted by an unusual atmospheric event. As a result of the observations, the existence of spacecraft approaching the Earth is determined. Any attempt to contact the aliens is futile.

At this stage, David Levinson, a former scientist and now a cable technician, communicates with the aliens and reveals that they have a plan to destroy the Earth in one day. The war with the aliens, who are planning to attack the most important cities of the world, will take place on the 4th of July, Liberation Day.


45) Deja Vu (2006) | IMDb: 7.0

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As part of a top-secret program, a team recruits ATF agent Doug Carlin to catch a criminal responsible for a ferry explosion that left hundreds dead.

The surprising technology of this secret program allows the team to turn back time four days and monitor the criminal’s movements as they plan to kill a woman who could turn him in. Doug realizes that technology can allow law enforcement to do what he dreams of: going back in time to prevent crime…


44) AI Artificial Intelligence – Artificial Intelligence (2001) | IMDb: 7.2

Artificial Intelligence

The protagonist of the story, David, looks like a normal 11-year-old boy. However, he has a slight difference from his other “normal” children: David is a child robot. While living a life with his family, David is abandoned when the family no longer wants to be with David.

Unable to make sense of what he’s going through, David realizes that he is only a robot, and sets off on a dangerous journey to pursue his own reality. While we include another iconic production of Spielberg on our list, it is worth noting that one of the leading roles is the successful actor Jude Law.


43) Superman (1978) | IMDb: 7.3

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Telling the origin story of Superman, the world’s most recognizable superhero, Superman begins with the destruction of the planet Krypton. Unable to leave the planet, the Kryptonians send a baby to the depths of space with the capsule in their hands in hopes of salvation. On the long journey from Krypton to Earth, this baby ends up on a farm in Kansas.

The Kents, who own the farm, raise this baby like their own, love it, and name it Clark. As Clark Kent grows up, he realizes that he has incredible powers and hides his powers from people. Adult Clark takes a job as a reporter for a newspaper in Metropolis. Unlike Clark, who wants to live a quiet and happy life, Lex Luthor has different goals. Clark Kent will do his best not to use the world for Lex Luthor’s evil purposes.


42) Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Planet of the Apes: The Beginning (2011) | IMDb: 7.5

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At the center of the story is the chimpanzee Caesar, who has human-like intelligence and emotions after an experiment with an experimental drug. Raised as a child by Will Rodman, the creator of the drug in question, and primatologist Caroline Aranha, Caesar is separated from his family as a result of the events and finds himself imprisoned in a monkey shelter in San Bruno.

Seeking justice for both himself and his imprisoned friends, Caesar reaches the drug and injects it into his fellow monkeys. The clever monkeys form an army with their leader, Caesar, and flee the city. At the last point, the changing relationship between humans and apes will change the fate of the planet forever. Andy Serkis, whom we know from The Lord of the Rings, gives life to Caesar this time with the motion picture method after the iconic Gollum character.


41) Upgrade – Upgrade (2018) | IMDb: 7.5

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Gray Trace was brutally assaulted one evening with his wife. In this attack, he lost his wife and was paralyzed from the waist down. After some time, Trace receives an offer from a billionaire to participate in an experimental treatment. Of course, such experiments never go well within the framework of science fiction movies…

An artificial intelligence implant, called STEM, was implanted in Trace’s body for treatment. As a result of this experimental treatment, Trace not only regained his ability to walk, but also gained superhuman abilities. Trace’s first job is to take revenge on the people who killed his wife and took her life away.


40) Source Code – Code of Life (2011) | IMDb: 7.5

Source Code

When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up, he suddenly finds himself on a train. He has no idea how he got on this train. Stevens, who throws himself in the toilet in panic, is shocked by the face he sees in the mirror. This face is not his own. In his wallet he finds the identity of Sean Fentress, a classroom teacher. Just then, a huge explosion occurs on the train and Colter finds himself in a laboratory.

Learning the details of his situation from Goodwin, Colter realizes that he has eight minutes to learn the identity of the bomber on the train. One step closer to the identity of the bomber before each explosion, Colter always eludes this dangerous person. The more he masters the details, the more he thinks he can avoid this disaster altogether. But will eight minutes be enough?


39) Predestination – Beyond Time (2014) | IMDb: 7.5

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Predestination is the story of a temporal agent who travels through time to prevent real or potential catastrophes and catch those responsible. The film blends these elements, which are frequently used by science fiction films, in its own unique style.

The task of our agent in the film is quite difficult. Because he has to prevent an explosion in New York in 1975. For this, he must find the Fiasco Bomber responsible for the deaths of 11,000 people and ensure that the explosion does not occur. Predestination is perhaps the most confusing production of recent science fiction films.


38) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) | IMDb: 7.6

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind by Steven Spielberg is a science fiction masterpiece about a group of people trying to communicate with aliens. Electrician Roy Neary, who lives a quiet life, is one of the many people in the world to come across an unidentified flying object.

Along with many other people on Earth, Roy is ready to give up everything to go after the truth about aliens. Steven Spielberg’s early career film was an incredible commercial success following Jaws. So much so that the movie was re-edited from the beginning and was released countless times.


37) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Planet of the Apes: Breaking Dawn (2014) | IMDb: 7.6

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In the sequel to Planet of the Apes: The Beginning, the sequel to Planet of the Apes: Dawn, a thriving nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a group of humans who have survived the devastating ALZ-113 virus that emerged ten years ago. Living in a fragile peace, humans and apes come to the brink of war over who will become the dominant race on Earth.


36) The Butterfly Effect – The Butterfly Effect (2004) | IMDb: 7.6

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College student Evan Treborn’s headaches are so painful that they often cause Evan Treborn to faint. One day, while digging through the pages of his old diary in his dorm room, Evan may unconsciously travel back in time to the breaking points of his childhood, and even change these moments.

Evan is able to change the past not only for himself, but also for friends like Kayleigh, who was abused by her father. But changing the past drastically changes the present. As a result, Evan finds himself in very different alternate realities.


35) Minority Report – Minority Report (2002) | IMDb: 7.6

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Detective John Anderton is the head of the police unit, living in a future where criminals are caught before they commit a crime through oracles and advanced technology. Anderton has full faith in this system. But one day, when he himself is accused of a murder, his own unit will go after him. Will Anterton, who will be the victim of the system he is a slave to, be able to get rid of his followers and reveal the flaws of the system?


34) Ex Machina (2014) | IMDb: 7.7

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Working as a software specialist at Silicon Valley’s most successful technology company, 24-year-old Caleb was awarded a week in the chalet of the company’s CEO in a competition organized by the company.

However, Caleb is actually a test subject, not a guest in this chalet. Many moral decisions await Caleb, who meets the world’s first true artificial intelligence. Ex Machina is an apocalyptic/futuristic unconventional film, but also seen as a work of science fiction ahead of its time.


33) Gravity (2013) | IMDb: 7.7

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Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant engineer who completes his first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. Disaster strikes as the usual, routine spacewalk events go awry.

The shuttle is destroyed and Stone and Kowalsky are left alone in the vacuum of space. They drift in binary space, with no other branches to hold on to each other.


32) Serenity – Mysterious Journey (2005) | IMDb: 7.8

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The crew of the Serenity spacecraft, embarking on an extraterrestrial mission, decide to help someone they meet on the journey. Everything that seems normal at first is actually about to turn around. The one who needs help is about to show his true face. A terrifying game of chase is about to begin for the desperate crew trapped in a spacecraft in the endless vacuum of space.


31) Ghostbusters – Ghostbusters (1984) | IMDb: 7.8

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An iconic movie, Ghostbusters, Dr. It starts with Peter Venkman and his 3 fellow academics starting a ghost hunting company after being expelled from Columbia University. The team, which started to save New Yorkers from the ghosts that are scattered all over the city, make a lot of talk about themselves with their television commercials.

With the truth that the team discovered in cellist Dana Barrett’s apartment, it will be understood that they must save the world from great destruction. Ghostbusters is one of the most important pop culture elements of the 1980s, along with old video games and music.


30) ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) | IMDb: 7.8

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A group of harmless aliens visiting Earth, during their little trip, forget an unfortunate friend on Earth. Missing her home 3 million light years away, the harmless, lovely alien is left alone on a planet she’s never known.

10-year-old Elliot crosses paths with this alien and calls him “ET”. Elliot adopts ET and invites him to his home. Together, Elliot and ET will break down humanity’s prejudices and try to find ET’s way home. The cult work of the science fiction movies genre, ET has an atmosphere that never gets old even after years.


29) Rogue One – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) | IMDb: 7.8

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The battle for the Rebellion against the Empire seemed lost when they learned of the existence of a superweapon, the Death Star. When they discover a weakness in the Death Star’s structure, the Rebel Alliance must embark on a desperate mission to steal the Death Star’s plans. The future of the entire galaxy now depends on its success. Rogue One was marketed as the first of Lucasfilm’s midterm films. The movie takes place before Star Wars: Episode IV.


28) Avatar (2009) | IMDb: 7.8

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In the lush alien world of Pandora inhabit the Na’vi, primitive-looking but highly evolved beings. Unfortunately, big companies from planet Earth have started to exploit the aboveground and underground resources of this planet without caring about the natives of the planet.

Because the planet’s atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, human/Na’vi hybrids called Avatars become “ones”, connecting with the human mind to allow free movement on Pandora. Avatar “It does the job. Through such an Avatar, Jake Sully, a paralyzed ex-Marine finds the opportunity to move again and falls in love with a Na’vi woman. As his bond with her grows stronger, they are drawn into a battle for Pandora’s survival.


27) Nobody – Mr. Nobody (2009) | IMDb: 7.8

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Mr. Nobody is considered a mind game. Mr. Nobody is the last mortal human still alive in 2092. He is 117 years old and his name is Nemo. Nemo on the brink of death recalls a memory from his childhood. At this moment, Nemo is at a train station.

The train is about to stay. Nemo can go with his mother or stay with his father. Any choice Nemo makes will be crowned with endless possibilities. These many different possibilities will lead him to different planets, different deaths and different loves. If you like sci-fi movies with a different atmosphere, Mr. Nobody is a movie you should definitely check out.


26) Gatta (1997) | IMDb: 7.8

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In the not-too-distant future, humans are traveling to the stars. What is meant by people can be defined as “perfect” people. So much so that Vincent Freeman is one of the lower class, chosen for mundane jobs, who, considering his genetic makeup, is not considered fit to travel to the stars. But that doesn’t stop Vincent from dreaming of stars.

Vincent steals the identity of Jerome Morrow, who was paralyzed after a car accident but was genetically found eligible to travel to the stars before the accident. Vincent passes many tests with help. When a program director is killed while preparing for a space mission, will the police, who started an investigation, learn Vincent’s dark secret?


25) Children of Men – Last Hope (2006) | IMDb: 7.9

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Humanity is in danger of extinction. There have been no births in the world since 2027. Reproduction no longer seems possible for humanity. With the world’s youngest remaining person dies at the age of 18, last hopes are dashed.

In the face of this situation of the world, countries were dragged into chaos, and the countries that established a military imperialist order somehow maintained order within themselves. Great Britain is one of these regions. There are many refugees trying to come to the country. Our main character, Theo, is a bureaucrat. Her lover Julian also protects refugee rights. There is only one thing required of Theo: support. How will Theo get out of the situation he finds himself in?


24) Arrival – Arrival (2016) | IMDb: 7.9

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12 spaceships have landed at 12 different points in the world. When no communication can be made with these spaceships, the authorities try to gather an expert team and try to understand the purpose of these aliens who landed on Earth. Louise Banks, a Professor of Linguistics, is part of the distinguished team of researchers.

As the nations of Earth hang on the brink of global war, Banks and his team must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. By communicating with aliens, Louise has the chance to save her life, and possibly all of humanity, from a dangerous war. Arrival stands out among recent science fiction films with its cleverly executed script.


23) Edge of Tomorrow – Edge of Tomorrow (2014) | IMDb: 7.9

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Earth is under attack by an unknown alien race. It is almost impossible to defeat this unknown alien race. Major William Cage has never been in combat before when he suddenly finds himself on a suicide mission.

Cage, who was killed in the first minutes of the war, now wakes up every day and lives this war and death over and over again. With the improvement of constant fighting, Cage catches the attention of Special Forces fighter Rita Vrataski. Together, Cage and Vrataski will try to win the war in this endless cycle.


22) Star Trek (2009) | IMDb: 7.9

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James T. Kirk’s father dies in resistance to a Romulan mining ship searching for the despised Spock on Vulcan due to his half-human heritage. Moreover, today is the day James T. Kirk was born. After 25 years, Kirk is taken to Starfleet by Captain Christopher Pike.

Although this angered some academics, promising students such as Kirk, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov were placed on the USS Enterprise, which was commissioned as a result of an emergency situation on Vulcan. The new version of the legendary Star Trek adventure will experience an adventure on the edge, where legends are changed forever.


21) The Man from Earth (2007) | IMDb: 7.9

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A surprise farewell party for Professor John Oldman turns into a mysterious interrogation after the retired scientist reveals to his colleagues that he has a longer and strangest past than they could have imagined. Oldman tells his colleagues that he has lived for 14,000 years and is immortal.

Upon this claim, his friends dwell on the possibility that Oldman is either crazy, or that he is testing themselves, or that he is telling the truth in the worst case scenario. A very low-budget production, The Man from Earth takes place in a single location. In the movie, which makes the audience question and confuse the audience throughout the movie, no special effects were even needed.


20) Planet of the Apes – Planet of the Apes (1968) | IMDb: 8.0

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In the distant future, a group of astronauts land on an unexplored planet in their spaceship. On this planet, the main players of civilization are the apes, while the people who can’t speak but live in caves are humans. Astronaut George Taylor, captured by man-hunting apes, draws attention as an advanced human being.

The leader of the ape civilization, Dr. Zaius thinks that Taylor and people like him should be destroyed, fearing that these new people will mess up the order on their planet. To escape this extinction, ape scientists Cornelius and Dr. Trying to escape with Zira, Taylor will come face to face with a brutal truth.


19) The Terminator – The Terminator (1984) | IMDb: 8.0

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In the first film of Terminator, which tells the future 45 years from its time, completely under the control of robots, where only a group of brave people continue to struggle, the developing artificial intelligence makes a clever plan to put an end to the current human resistance, and Sarah Connor, the former leader of the resistance to the past. He sends a Terminator to kill .

Sarah Connor is the mother of John Connor, who will become the biggest name of the resistance. The Terminator will try to prevent the birth of John by destroying Sarah. Perfect for those who want to watch a cult, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi action from the hand of successful director James Cameron. Also, this movie that makes Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger should not be missed. The value that the actor adds to the series cannot be underestimated.


18) The Martian – The Martian (2015) | IMDb: 8.0

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Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead in a violent storm during a mission to Mars and is left behind alone on the planet by his crew. With insufficient supplies, he must use his creativity, intelligence and spirit to survive and find a way to make the Earth aware that he is alive.

Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring the “Martian” home, while teammates simultaneously plan a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. The Martian undoubtedly engraved his name in golden letters among science fiction films.


17) Her – Love (2013) | IMDb: 8.0

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Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When not working as a letter writer, Theodore, who spends his free time playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends, decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world’s first artificial intelligence operating system. Theodore realizes he’s starting to feel affinity for Samantha, the voice behind his OS1.

As they start spending time together, they become even closer and eventually fall in love. As an OS, Samantha has a strong intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways that others don’t, but how can she help Theodore deal with her inner conflict about falling in love with an OS?


16) Twelve Monkeys – 12 Monkeys (1995) | IMDb: 8.0

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James Cole is a state prisoner who could be granted parole in 2035 if he agrees to go back in time and prevent a devastating plague. The virus in question has wiped out most of the world’s population. The rest of the world lives underground because the air is poisonous. Cole returns to 1990, six years before the onset of the plague.

But he is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings to people are insane. There Dr. He meets Kathryn Railly and Jeffrey Goines, the crazy son of a famous virologist. Cole enlists Dr. He kidnaps Railly. Here Cole discovers graffiti by animal rights activists called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys.

But while investigating this mystery, he hears voices, loses his direction, and reaches the point where he doubts his own sanity. Cole needs to figure out if the seemingly insane Goines is holding the key to the puzzle.


15) Jurassic Park (1993) | IMDb: 8.1

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Along with dinosaur blood from a fossilized mosquito, Dr. Scientists led by Hammond find the opportunity to bring dinosaurs to today’s world by deciphering the DNA of dinosaurs. Jurassic Park, on the other hand, becomes a kind of zoo that hosts these dinosaurs.

The first visitors to the world’s most private zoo are Dr. Hammond had grandchildren. All dinosaurs in the park are released when someone acting to seize the dinosaur embryos disables the security. This trilogy, which was made two more films after the first film, is one of Spielberg’s most iconic works.


14) Blade Runner – Blade Runner (1982) | IMDb: 8.1

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Filmed in 1982, Blade Runner takes place in 2019, which is a very distant year. A Dystopian history is revealed in 2019, when robots that are indistinguishable from humans are produced. These humanoid robots are used for illegal work, and Rick Deckard, a Blade Runner expert at Blade Runners, a special unit set up to capture these robots, accepts one last mission just before he quits his job.

Deckard’s job is to capture the replicants that have come to Los Angeles to fulfill their mission. However, it is very difficult to detect replicants due to their similarity to humans. Blade Runner is one of the science fiction classics, as well as one of the important players in the dystopian movie genre.


13) Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max: Furious Roads (2015) | IMDb: 8.1

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Mad Max: Fury Road is an apocalyptic story set in the remotest corners of the planet, in a desolate desert landscape where humanity is torn apart and nearly everyone is losing their grip on fighting for the necessities of life. In this dystopia, there are two rebels who can restore order:

Max, who seeks peace after his wife and child disappear from the chaos, and Furiosa, a woman who believes she can manage to cross the desert and return to her homeland. Written and directed by George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film in the Mad Max franchise.


12) V for Vendetta (2005) | IMDb: 8.1

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Evey Hammond is an average citizen living in the distant future in the United Kingdom under the fascist and cruel Norsefire Party. An employee of the state-run British Television Network, Evey soon becomes the state’s number one enemy, along with an enigmatic and larger-than-life freedom fighter known only by the letter “V”.

V tells Evey that she must hide in her underground bunker for at least a year. Although Evey is reluctant to the idea at first, a bond soon forms between the two. Meanwhile, V’s mysterious past is slowly revealed, with Eric Finch, the police inspector tasked with catching him, and it’s not long before every citizen in the country, including Finch, begins to question everything his government stands for.


11) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – From the Beginning (2004) | IMDb: 8.3

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Sil Baştan tells the story of what happened to two lovers after ending their two-year relationship. Joel Barish, one of the parties, learns that in a news about his ex-girlfriend, he has erased all his memories of Barish by participating in a technological experiment. Barish, who is very angry at this development, wants to perform the same procedure on himself.

However, the two somehow meet again and fall in love, even though they have erased each other from their memories. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one of the iconic movies that you will enjoy, becomes inedible with the performances of Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.


10) 2001: A Space Odyssey – 2001: Space Odyssey (1968) | IMDb: 8.3

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Working with Arthur C. Clarke, one of the most important science fiction writers of the time, for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick creates a work that will turn a stone to the science fiction films before him. In the movie, which has a story from primates to the present, we see the traces of a mysterious black stone in human history and its effects on turning points.

With the rediscovery of the black stone on another planet by humanity, the astronauts sent to investigate this stone are accompanied by an artificial intelligence called HAL 9000. Scenes of the movie set on the moon are depicted before humanity set foot on the moon. This depiction is so apt that both Kubrick and Clarke should be given high praise at this point.


9) A Clockwork Orange – A Clockwork Orange (1971) | IMDb: 8.3

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In A Clockwork Orange, one of the most classic works of science fiction, the main character, Alex DeLarge, is a teenager in trouble in futuristic Britain. Alex, who has been lucky so far, is arrested as a result of the latest events and is convicted of murder.

While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program that reprograms inmates to distance them from violence. If Alex successfully passes the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be freed faster than he expected. A different mood that blends dystopia with science fiction, A Clockwork Orange is a production that will not be easily forgotten among science fiction movies.


8) Metropolis (1927) | IMDb: 8.3

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Metropolis is divided into two as the lower class living underground with machines and the ruling class living a very comfortable life on earth. People struggling to survive underground do not care about the ruling class. In Metropolis, the highest budget silent film of the period, director Fritz Lang shows how to transform the class structure, which is divided by sharp boundaries, through love. If you want to stand out from the modern science fiction movies and have a different experience, Metropolis will be the production for you.


7) WALL.E – VOL.İ (2008) | IMDb: 8.4

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In a distant future, humanity left planet Earth as a garbage planet and started to live in space. WALL.E, a cleaning robot left over from the times when hopes from Earth were not lost yet, is still passionate about its mission, with the news that humans will never return to Earth.

The loneliness of WALL.E, who spends his days on Earth with only a pet cockroach, will end with the arrival of Eve, an advanced robot. The friendship between the two robots will take WALL.E to space, even paving the way for humanity to return home. One of the most important animations in the history of cinema, WALL.E is also a great science fiction movie.


6) Alien – Alien (1979) | IMDb: 8.4

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Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of the crew of the Nostromo spaceship, which has completed its mission and embarked on its way back to Earth, when they have to land on an unknown planet after receiving a distress call. The Nostromo crew, who landed on the planet for help, will engage in a life-or-death struggle with the alien life form they encounter.

Ridley Scott brings one of the most important examples of the world of science fiction to the cinema with the movie Alien. Even though the movie Creature is continued by different directors as a series, this movie, which is the first movie of the series, achieved the greatest success and took its place among the most valuable works of the science fiction genre.


5) Back to the Future (1985) | IMDb: 8.5

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Back to the Future, one of the most iconic of the time travel-themed movies, features mad scientist Dr. It begins with a journey into the past instead of the future by the young Marty of the car invented by Brown that allows you to travel in time.

Marty and Dr. Brown influenced their own future as a result of the time they spent in the past and the events they influenced. So much so that Marty may never even be born. In the movie, we watch the duo correct their mistakes.


4) The Prestige – Prestige (2006) | IMDb: 8.5

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An illusion show gone horribly wrong, two 19. century magician Alfred Borden and Rupert Angier in a relentless battle for supremacy. As time passes, Borden and Angier try to sabotage each other’s stage performances and steal the stage shows they developed from each other. The two will suffer irreversible dire consequences as their feud progresses, as each tries to not only outsmart but destroy the other as well.


3) Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) | IMDb: 8.6

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The first and chronologically fourth film in the iconic Star Wars franchise, 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope begins with Princess Leia, the leader of the Rebels, taking over the production plans for the Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star. When Princess Darth is captured by Vader, she gives the Death Star’s plans to two droids, R2-D2 and 3CPO, who direct them to Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi.

During their journey, the droids encounter Luke and include him in their adventure. Although Star Wars, the most famous science fiction series of all time, was released with low expectations, George Lucas broke new ground in Hollywood.


2) The Matrix (1999) | IMDb: 8.7

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Have you ever had a dream that you were sure was real? What if you never woke up from this dream then how would you tell the difference between the real world and the dream?” While Neo is an ordinary white-collar working in a corporate firm in the morning, he impersonates a hacker at night and deals with some illegal business. Between this double life, there is something else Neo is actually looking for.

Not sure what he is looking for, Neo encounters a stranger named Trinity one day and Neo will contact Morpheus, whose name he heard from the deepest part of the internet, through Trinity. Neo’s whole perception of reality will change and Neo will embark on a difficult journey in which he will find himself. The Matrix is one of the productions that most inspired the sci-fi movie rush that came after it.


1) Inception – The Beginning (2010) | IMDb: 8.8

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Christopher Nolan blew our minds in 2010 with his talented cast and visual effects, along with another great production, Inception. A successful dream thief, Dom Cobb’s talent has made him a wanted person in a new and exciting market, tearing his family apart and making him a globally wanted criminal.

Cobb’s aim this time is not to steal an idea, but to implant a new one in his subconscious, with the businessman who heralds his freedom and family to Cobb and in return wants an operation in the mind of his rival in the market. Inception has a very different place among science fiction movies. The atmosphere Nolan created with this movie inspired dozens of movies that followed.


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